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May 21

Contraceptive Pearl: Ulipristal Acetate Myths

Written by Veronica Flake, MD Ulipristal Acetate (ella, UPA) is an effective emergency contraception (EC) method, given as a one-time, 30-mg dose, which can be used for up to 120 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy. UPA is a selective progesterone receptor modulator with antagonistic and partial agonistic effects, with a half-life of…

May 10

Progestin-Only Birth Control Sheet

Some people prefer to take hormonal birth control without estrogen. This fact sheet highlights the progestin-only options that are available.   Spanish: Updated 2022 Reading Grade Level (Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level): 6.2     Sources: CDC – Injectables – US SPR – Reproductive Health. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published May 20, 2021. Accessed…

Apr 23

Insights: Part Two: Misoprostol-only Medication Abortion

Written by Brandy Bautista This is part two of our February 2023 Insights written by Angeline Ti. You can read February 2023’s Insights on our website. On March 26th, 2024, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This case directly challenges access to mifepristone across…

Apr 16

Know Your State’s Abortion Laws Guides for Medical Providers

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, medical providers in states where abortion is banned or severely restricted have struggled to understand how state laws apply to them and their patients. This resource from the Abortion Defense Network aims to provide clarification, where possible, of what conduct is permitted in the states where the…

Mar 26

Insights: Prenatal Drug Testing and Reporting: What does the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) actually require of healthcare providers?

Written by Rebecca Wang, JD, Senior Legal Support Counsel and Lauren Paulk, JD, Senior Research Counsel Mandatory reporting is not an evidence-based practice. Neither is punishing providers for a failure to report. Still, healthcare provider reports to Child Protective Services of infants have increased substantially over the last decade.¹ This is despite only two states…